Amad Diallo enjoying successful loan stint at Sunderland

Nobody can deny that Manchester United have done well with loan moves this season.

For instance, the club have benefited from sending both Hannibal Mejbri and Amad Diallo out on loan to the Championship, with both prospects emerging as excellent first team regulars in the lower division. The question for many will be whether they can make the jump up to the standard that is expected at Manchester United.

After the success of James Garner’s loan spell at Nottingham Forest, which led to his permanent transfer to Everton for €10.4 million (via Transfermarkt), you can see why United had no problem sending their most talented youngsters on loan to the second tier of English football.

The Championship is widely considered as on of the most competitive leagues in the world, so we can only hope that Mejbri and Diallo — as well as others, even those in lower tiers or different countries — come back to United as better footballers.

Unfortunately for Ethan Laird, the full-back has endured an up and down spell at QPR, but he will still be assessed by Erik ten Hag and his coaching staff at the end of the season. The 21-year-old impressed on loan at Swansea City last season before joining Bournemouth midway through the season.

Amad, however, has been the star of the Championship this season — from a Manchester United perspective at least. Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray has on countless occasions backed the Ivorian winger and he recently won the league’s POTM award.

The Manchester United has made it clear via social media that he is loving life at Sunderland, where the fans having been waxing lyrical over his impact in the team.

Amad thanked the Sunderland fans for their ongoing support in what has been an enjoyable season for The Black Cats. The tweet contains two pictures along with the captain: “A big thank you to the fans who support us from everywhere. You deserve it.” 

Rather hilariously, the media shows up as potentially sensitive content, but it’s just a Mackems standing in the crowd with his shirt off.

Sunderland currently sit fifth in the Championship – in a safety spot for now.

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